Dental One Associates of Toco Hills
2882 N Druid Hills Road NE, Suite A, Atlanta, GA 30329

Tooth Extractions in Atlanta, GA

In the past, tooth extractions were a form of major surgery that resulted in long recovery times and less than stellar replacements for the lost tooth. However, over the past several decades, the dental field has made great advances in these procedures to help patients get back to their normal lives and enjoy a wealth of replacement options that can replicate the look of their lost tooth. Tooth extractions are performed for a variety of reasons, whether it’s something traditional like having wisdom teeth removed or removing a tooth that is severely damaged in an accident or has been subject to tooth decay over time.

In most of these cases, dentists will try to fix damaged teeth with crowns or other forms of dental reconstruction, but in some instances where the tooth is beyond repair, extraction is the only viable option. A tooth extraction procedure requires local anesthesia, and in some cases some patients will need to be sedated if the tooth is impacted significantly in the gums. The surrounding tissue and bone will have to be removed to expose the tooth, which can then be removed. Self-dissolving stitches are usually used, which will eventually break down and seal up the socket that has been left behind by the tooth.

In the period following the procedure, patients may experience some swelling and bleeding, and many dentists suggest rinsing out the mouth with salt water to remove any bacteria or blood that could accumulate in the socket. One of the most important factors to keep in mind after a tooth extraction procedure is to avoid “dry socket.” If the blood clot inside of the socket is allowed to be dislodged, this could expose the underlying nerves and bone, leading to severe pain and possible infection. If this occurs, patients may have to return to the dentist’s office for additional treatments to promote proper healing of the socket and reducing pain.

Along with regular mouth rinsing, dentists suggest washing out one’s mouth after each meal, avoiding any hazardous behaviors like smoking or drinking alcohol and being especially careful to avoid brushing near the extraction site for several days after the procedure. Ultimately, with a bit of care and consideration, patients can make it through the tooth extraction process unscathed and be ready to handle tooth replacements or other options down the road to restore their brilliant smiles.

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I have been a patient with Dental One for years and the service has always been excellent
Anitress B.
I have been a patient of this Dental practice for about 20 years. I have never had a bad experience with the staff, technicians, the Doctors, or the facility. I have always been treated with respect, […]
Diania W.
The staff is always so friendly, pleasant and accommodating. Everyone from the receptionist to finance and scheduling, to the hygenist to Dr. DeAngelis.
Gregory S.
I feel like family when I come to receive my treatment. I never experienced any problems with customer service from my hygienist down to the receptionist. I feel like they always have my best […]
Raja S.
Dr Washington was awesome and His team took Great care of me.. Thanks Kesha For Calling And checking on me next day!!!!
Hareg A.
I’ve been going here for years to see Dr DeAngelis. My last visit was my first ever gum graft. I was uncertain of how things would go as I heard how painful this would be. Kesha made my wait time […]
Michael B.
I have been going to this location to get my teeth cleaned for a few years now. My original hygienist moved to another location so I have had quite a few different ones during my past few cleanings. […]
Jemekia T.
Dental hygienist is always friendly, knowledgeable and does a great job when I visit. The front office staff likewise is very friendly and helpful.
Matthew T.
I have been seeing Dr. Jewett here for years, and have always gotten great care. Dr. John the hygenist is also also amazing, and was so gentle and understanding about my anxiety around my gum issues. […]
Kellywatson1985
I was an emergency patient. I loved the service and the professional way I was treated. Madison and Dr. DeAngelus were awesone! I have made this my primary dentist!
Lanita J.
Everyone I had contact with starting with the person at the receptionist desk to the person escorting me back to the front to check out were very pleasant to have been encountered with.
Ruby B.
I have been going to Dental One for a number of years now and have been pleased with my Treatments.
Katherine R.
I received great service and I appreciated that the office staff was able to accommodate for the fact that I left my wallet at home.
Luis H.
The staff is very knowledgeable about cost/services. I especially appreciated Kesha. She took time to explain my current conditions, suggested treatments and cost effective solutions based on my […]
Keisha T.
The very best care I have ever had – and I am an older lady. Hats off to everyone – from the greeter who is friendly and efficient. To the person handling the billing who worked hard to get my […]
Alena A.
It was informative and the staff was professional
Dejuan P.
I had an amazing experience with Dental One. Everyone that have worked with me, have been so nice. And the Dentist himself is so nice and very patient.
Mattiehousworth
Great Service, very professional staff and friendly. They always explain what they are doing and why it is needed.
Marian M.
Very friendly staff. Eased my anxieties of going to the dentist. Very thorough and explained treatment plans and recommendations without making me feel terrible for not having perfect teeth.
Meaghan K.
Based on my appointment for Wednesday, October 25, I would definitely recommend your office. Dr. Washington was kind, informative, and took the time to make certain that I understood all of what he […]
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